As a mom of two young boys I feel that I’m always running in circles. On a typical day I’m doing the “drop-off-pick-up” routine at schools, playgrounds and sports fields. At home I’m going from room to room, picking up, cleaning after, finding things, cooking a meal for Michael, and then back to picking up, cleaning, and finding. Same thing just a different hour of the day.
So it should be no small surprise that circles have become a strong design element in my work. On this first page, I used the buttons and hearts to encircle this snapshot of me hugging my baby Michael. Because seriously, my life is pretty sweet. Throughout the daily circular routine I get plenty of hugs and kisses. I’m just glad someone was there to capture one of those moments.
Kids can make anything fun. Every moment is playtime for them. Of course, a merry-ground helps! How lucky am I that Echo Park made the perfect line for this particular moment. The colors are amazing and they just happen to be my kids’ favorites. I never did get my perfect family snapshot on that ride but we did have fun trying.
For the past few months, I’ve been lucky enough to draw inspiration from Marianne aka ScrapNatya. Since the start of the year she has provided creative prompts through her series at 2peas: Stashbusters challenge. She draws from a wide array of inspiration including shapes, color pallets and design elements. Both layouts today were inspired by her creative prompt to use circles. She is joining me this Wednesday, so hop on over to her blog. Also take a moment to visit the wonderful community of scrappers who participate in the Stashbusters challenges. It’s a nice place to be inspired and receive support and what makes this hobby an uplifting experience for me.